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View of the Hotel Well, III, from the series Moving Focus

1984-1985 David Hockney Born: Bradford, England 1937 Tyler Graphics (Publisher) Tyler Graphics (Printer) color lithograph on paper sheet: 48 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (123.2 x 97.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Jerome F. Meyer Trust © 1985, David Hockney 2004.22.1 Not currently on view


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View of the Hotel Well, III is one of a group of images of the Hotel Romano Angeles in the little town of Acatlán, where he stayed when his car broke down on the way from Mexico City to Oaxaca. When he returned to Los Angeles, Hockney told his printer Ken Tyler about his experience, and Tyler encouraged him to return to the hotel and make images on Mylar, which were then transferred to a photosensitive plate back at Tyler’s workshop.

Multiplicity, 2011


Keywords

Architecture Exterior - commercial - hotel

Architecture Exterior - detail - porch

Architecture Exterior - other - courtyard

Architecture Exterior - other - well

graphic arts - print

paper - handmade paper

lithograph - color